Riley and his angels have finally found their Elysium, and together, they will defend it.
After enduring two months in Purgatory at the Seven’s mercy, Riley Shepard emerges alive but forever altered. To protect his angels, he must embrace the powerful darkness inside him, or risk the fate of the realms.
The universe trembles under the feet of Hell’s armies, and it is time for Riley and his angels to fight. They fight for honor and justice, for freedom and family. But most of all, they fight for love. For in the end of all things, it is love that will save them.
Let the final battle begin.
***Elysium is the final book in the slow burn harem/poly romance series, Fire & Brimstone, featuring hurt/comfort, passionately protective guardian angels, steamy love, and an unlikely hero who finally accepts his destiny. Join Riley, Gideon, Jai, and Noel in this epic conclusion—Yes, you finally get your HEA. For trigger warnings, see the author’s note.***
This final book was everything and more! It seriously exceeded my expectations. I always struggle to finish series because they tend to be predictable and a little… Bleh toward the end. But not this one. I was laughing, crying, and smiling to the very last line. And thank goodness we had bonus scenes because I was NOT ready to say goodbye to these boys.
Each relationship has blossomed and strengthened in each book, especially, this one. I loved Jai and Riley, Riley and Noel, Noel and Jai, and Gideon and Riley. You won’t be disappointed by their love for each other. These boys were perfect, and they will forever hold a piece of my heart.
I love the representation in this book as well. We have characters who fall in the Ace category, bi, non-binary, and more! It’s refreshing to read writing which accurately depicts different LGBTQ+ characters.
Through this author’s writing, I’ve been able to figure out that, like Riley, I’m demi, and that it’s okay. I’ve always thought I was weird, had people say I was weird, because I didn’t find people romantically or s*xually attractive until I got to know them well. Like Riley, I knew people were pretty, but I never felt that desire for them like all my peers seemed to feel. Reading about Riley and his self-discovery has been life changing and helped me feel like I’ve found a missing piece of myself. I’m still learning about who I am, but I finally feel like I understand certain parts of what make me, well, me. And that’s thanks to this author and her beautiful writing.
This was the perfect ending to a perfect series. Every heartache, every late night of reading, every laughing at my phone like a lunatic in public was worth this ending. Thank you to the author for putting such great care and detail into this series. The writing was breathtaking. I look forward to any and all other books the author writes.
Writing a series- especially one as nuanced and detailed as the books within the Fire and Brimstone Scrolls – is incredibly difficult. But writing a satisfying ending that stays true to the characters and the plot while keeping the reader happy is next to impossible.
But Elysium does that and more.
This book is freaking fantastic. ❤ Riley and his angels get everything we want for them, with some trademark angst and battles along the way. Their happy ending is fought hard for and all the sweeter for it.
I will absolutely devour every single word that Nikole Knight puts to paperGoodreads Review — December 18, 2020
I will freely admit that I devoured this entire series on each books’ release date and I could not believe how lucky I was to receive an ARC for the final book. Each chapter, each page, each word left me parched and desperate for more, breathless with every letter. I tried to savor this one, because I knew it was coming to an end. I tried to draw it out, refrained from swallowing it whole, and imbedding it in my very heart and soul…
I was up all night. I don’t even care. This was a true work of art. Poetry in its highest form. The very reason ancient people designed a written language.
This book absolutely eviscerated my soul. Riley and his angels finally–FINALLY–had their happy ending. This book took Riley to the peaks of euphoria, plummeted him mercilessly to the depths of hellish terror, then taught him to fly once again. It carved deep into the scariest–and most tragically beautiful–forms of love and sacrifice and sense of honor. It questioned morality, it questioned humanity, and it dared to question the very notion of God. Oh, how beautiful, the boldest of choices can be.
This book, this series, everything about it… this is the highest high a person such as myself–who lives and breathes stories and written, fabricated words–can experience. I was catapulted through the entire spectrum of human emotion with these characters and, oh, what I would give to be able to experience this for the first time all over again. I don’t know what to do with this kind of hangover.
All I know, I will absolutely devour every single word that Nikole Knight puts to paper. She has earned my undying respect, fealty, and eternal admiration for the phenomenal stories she tells.
This series brought me through 2020Goodreads Review — December 21, 2020
This series brought me through 2020. Honestly, as shitty as this year was, there was always the release date of the next book to look forward to.
This is the last book in the series. I’m not ready to say goodbye. These characters are so precious to me, I love them all so much. I know now, I will reread this series forever. I already reread the books at least twice in preparation for the next release.
In a way this series reminds me of Harry Potter (I love HP and read the books 17.000 times and listened to the Audio books and watched the movies etc.). Book four was a bit like Harrys story, but I didn’t mind that. In book 6 (this one) there was a line which also reminded me of HP: “I’m so angry, Gideon,”…”All the time”. I grinned hard at that one, because book 5, Order of the Phoenix, Harry to Dumbledore. But sometimes if you write this type of genre, I can imagine there just are similarities.
So, as I said, I love the series very much. I highly recommend it.
I loved watching Riley growing up. I never thought of him as weak, which could easily have been happen with his attitude. I guess the writing style is just that exceptional.
I’m a little sad to end this review, because I know this is the last review for the boys. I can’t wait for what the author has next in store for us, but Riley, Jai, Noel and Gideon will always have a special place in my heart.